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The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Bennett, William John

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ISBN 10: 0671683063 / ISBN 13: 9780671683061
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, 1993
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1993,1993 First Printing, As NEw book, As NEW unclipped jacket, 831 clean tight unmarked pages, the book appears unread, tan end pages, cream colored boards with 1/4 green cloth spine, with gold lettering, jacket is unclipped with black and brown lettering on the front and spin, color drawing of two children sitting reading a giant book. Bookseller Inventory # 001041

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Title: The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history.

William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in "The Book of Virtues, " an instructive and inspiring anthology that will help children understand and develop character -- and help adults teach them. From the Bible to American history, from Greek mythology to English poetry, from fairy tales to modern fiction, these stories are a rich mine of moral literacy, a reliable moral reference point that will help anchor our children and ourselves in our culture, our history, and our traditions -- the sources of the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. Complete with instructive introductions and notes, "The Book of Virtues" is a book the whole family can read and enjoy -- and learn from -- together.

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William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

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